Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI490

Incident date

February 27, 2017

Location

الجوسق, Mosul, Al-Jawsaq, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3280482, 43.1503701 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources said that 38 civilians were killed and injured in Coalition airstrikes and artillery shelling on Jawsaq neighborhood in Western Mosul.

Press sources had told Yaqein that “the army shelling on Jawasaq neighborhood of western Mosul resulted in the deaths and injuries [which] have not been counted yet” and that “Jawasaq neighborhood is witnessing fierce clashes between the army and [ISIL] militants.” It furthermore spoke of heavy battles in the southwest area of Mosul, together with heavy bombardment and government shelling to recapture the west of the city.

The source continued that “there are fears of troops committing collective massacres against civilians with the continuation of the storm [battle] to recapture the west of Mosul on the right coast.”

Hamid Hadeed said on Twitter that ten people were killed in the raids, and 28 others were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • Civilians reported injured
    28
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Iraq government forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For February 26th-27th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, fives strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and two ISIS staging areas; destroyed eight fighting positions, six mortar systems, five vehicles, three VBIEDs, two roadblocks, two ISIS-held buildings, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIED facilities, two weapons caches, a tactical vehicle, a sniper position, a supply cache, a bulldozer and a tunnel entrance; damaged nine supply routes and a front-end loader; and suppressed 18 mortar teams and five ISIS tactical units.”

Iraq government forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iraq government forces
  • Iraq government forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • Civilians reported injured
    28
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Iraq government forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]